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Mikkeller
Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 405   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.18/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 364   ABV: 12.12%
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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Countbeer (5958) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2011
Bottle: Pours a pitch pitch pitch black, like mötor oil, colored beer. Looks amazing. A deep dark brown head on top of this black beer. The darkest beer I have seen so far. Beautiful! Smell wood, liquorice, dark chocolate, coffee, burnt malt, roasted barley, deep dark black espresso, black! Taste the blackest ingredients: liquorice, burnt wood, roasted-burnt malts and sugars, coffee, bitter, dark chocolate, toffee, burnt barleys, intense roasted and dark black black beer! A really long, strong and full dark bitter aftertaste. Low carbo, soft creamy mouthfeel, full body and a creamy oily sticky texture. One of the better impy’s out there!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
blomster (285) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2011
Pitch lack pour with an insane dark brown, dense, finger-high head. Aroma of oak, chocolate, bourbon, molasses, a bit of licourice in the background. Chocolate, vanilla, booze, oak, tobacco in the taste. Roasted, long finish, soft carbonation, full bodied. It just gets better as it warms up. I absolutely love the barrel treatment of this beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LoFi (1707) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2011
Bottle. Pitch black, very dark brown head with a creamy surface. Taste: lots of bourbon, salty licorice, peat/smoke. Aroma: chocolate mousse, licorice, peat, salami, bourbon, toffee, vanilla, creamy. Large and complex. Full, sticky mouthfeel, liqueur-ish. Top notch!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2011
25cl bottle courtesy of doodler. thanks so much, scott!. pours a viscous, beautifully intense black with a thick, imposing, dark mocha brown head that sits rusty, brick red around the edges and leaves thick, coating rings of lace. aroma is absolutely amazing with huge notes of toffee, toasted graham cracker, hazelnut coffee, and milk chocolate backed by rich, woody bourbon, vanilla, cigar ash, and smoked bacon with touches of earth, molasses, and cinnamon as it warms. flavor is stunning, a true "wow" beer for me, with huge notes of dark chocolate, charred black malts, espresso, and sweet toffee up front balanced superbly by woody, spiced bourbon, vanilla, earthy tobacco, and cinnamon bread with subtle hints of figs, candied raisins, and smoked salami as it finishes. palate is rich, creamy, and full bodied with perfect carbonation and a long, dry, woody and slightly sweet finish. overall, a superbly crafted barrel aged imperial stout that definitely lives up to it’s top 50 status.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 10, 2012
Bottle, with some serious thanks due to Boutip. Thanks Phil! Pours inky viscous black, with a half-finger thick dark tan head, which is rather short lived. Lacing is spotty to poor. Nose is sweet bourbon, vanilla, a real graphite note and sweetness here, something resembling lilac or lavender, or maybe soap. Something sweet and floral, but I cannopt place it. Further nosing reveals a "dirtier" side, some hung meat, some smoke, some earth, almost some peat notes. It’s almost like this was aged 90% in Bourbon, and 10% in Scotch barrels... Flavours of bourbon, peat, smoke, real bitter cocoa note here too. This one really ’opens up’ on the palate, with dark fruit, vinous notes, tar, creosote, vanilla, just a true masterpiece. After I had the original George! I was skeptikal about the BA version showing up in the Top 50. It had to be just hype, I said to myself. But not so! This is incredible stuff, truly Kaggen-esque. World class Imperial Stout!!!!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (5373) - Arizona, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Huge roasty aroma. Huge thanks to my man baker. Obscenely roasty and some bourbon in there. Thick alcohol sits forever, you can taste forever.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reynolds314 (3258) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Courtesy of Ernesto via Baker. What a great beer. I had high expectations and this surpassed them. Aroma is light bourbon, mollases, coffee, rich chocolate and light vanilla. The taste is lightly sweet and roasted with a very complex and evolving taste with notes of mollases, espresso, vanilla, and heavy roast with a spicy malt profile.. LOVED IT

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
banii (240) - Sola, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2012
Bottle from Mikkeller Bar: Aroma is "Bourboneske", but in a good way: lovely tones of tobacco, fudge and vanilla. Taste is oak, roasted malts, figs and bourbon. Fantastic good balance in the brew, considering the ABV. It’s batshit crazy, but still smooth. A beer geeks best friend.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheCametron (2314) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 10, 2012
Bottle. Pours a thick, treacly black with a vivid fools-gold head. The aroma pops. Very appealing. There’s obvious bourbon/vanilla with a pruney sweetness. It tasted very much of the bourbon barrel alongside liquorice with charred, burnt toast and a clear and present alcohol. It leads to a delicious dark chocolate bitterness. The alcohol warms on the way down and offers an immediate buzz. Bloody fantastic.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 24, 2012
Bottle. Black with a nice brown head. Aroma is amazing, chocolate, licorice, vanilla, bourbon oak, little fruity alcohol, little dark fruit. Taste is a perfectly balanced blend of chocolate, licorice and bourbon, little dark fruit, little cake mix. Decent body light sweetness and a lingering chocolatey bitter finish. I would prefer just a tiny bit more sweetness and body but this is close to perfection


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